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Clippers topple Thunder to open Ballmer era

Clippers topple Thunder to open Ballmer era

ESPN.com Updated 10 hours ago
Blake Griffin scored 23 points, making two free throws with five seconds left, Chris Paul added 22 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-90 in their season opener Thursday night to usher in a new era under owner Steve Ballmer.
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  • Russell Westbrook suffers fracture in right hand in loss to Cli…

    Russell Westbrook suffers fracture in right hand in loss to Clippers (Video)

    It’s not so much that the Oklahoma City Thunder are already without Kevin Durant. It’s that Durant’s sweet-shooting reserve, Anthony Morrow, is also injured. It’s that his potential perimeter complement, hybrid guard Reggie Jackson, is nursing an ankle …
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  • Blazers rally in fourth, beat depleted Thunder

    Blazers rally in fourth, beat depleted Thunder

    ESPN.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the injury-depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 106-89 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.
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  • GIF: Russell Westbrook Caps Dominant First Half With Buzzer-Bea…

    GIF: Russell Westbrook Caps Dominant First Half With Buzzer-Beating Dunk

    dimemag.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    So much for Russell Westbrook struggling with Kevin Durant sidelined. The Oklahoma City Thunder’s wildly talented point guard enjoyed a breathtaking first half in his team’s season-opener at the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring 26 points (7-13 FGs) and d…
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  • Banged-up Thunder without Jackson, Lamb

    Banged-up Thunder without Jackson, Lamb

    ESPN.com Oct 28 (3 days ago)
    Oklahoma City Thunder's Reggie Jackson, Jeremy Lamb to miss first two regular-season games
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  • Kendrick Perkins Insists That Starting, Coming Off Bench Doesn’…

    Kendrick Perkins Insists That Starting, Coming Off Bench Doesn’t Matter To Him

    dimemag.com Oct 27 (4 days ago)
    Kendrick Perkins’ time in the limelight might finally be coming to a close. Though coach Scott Brooks has yet to name his starting center, signs point to second-year kiwi Steven Adams usurping Perkins in the Okahoma City Thunder rotation. And though the…
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  • Watch Trailer For HBO Special “The Offseason” Starring Kevin Du…

    Watch Trailer For HBO Special “The Offseason” Starring Kevin Durant

    dimemag.com Oct 26 (5 days ago)
    You’ll be unable to watch Kevin Durant play basketball until December at the very earliest. But HBO will help you get your KD fix until then by airing reality special “The Offseason,” a first-person account covering the reigning MVP’s summer. After watc…
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  • ESPN Ranks Kevin Durant Eighth Best Player; He Tweets, Deletes …

    ESPN Ranks Kevin Durant Eighth Best Player; He Tweets, Deletes Response

    dimemag.com Oct 24 (7 days ago)
    Disclaimer: Before Kevin Durant suffered a stress fracture that will keep him sidelined for approximately two months, ESPN ranked him as the second-best player in the NBA. In fact, ESPN NBA Rank voters nearly bestowed him a perfect score of 10.0 – KD’s …
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  • Thunder exercise options on Adams, Roberson, Jones and Lamb

    Thunder exercise options on Adams, Roberson, Jones and Lamb

    nba.com Oct 22
    The Oklahoma City Thunder exercised its third-year options on center Steven Adams and forward Andre Roberson in addition to its fourth-year options on forward Perry Jones and guard Jeremy Lamb, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and Gene…
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  • Durant won't rush return from foot injury

    Durant won't rush return from foot injury

    nba.com Oct 21
    Thunder forward Kevin Durant is having a tough time getting used to the fact that he will miss the early part of the season with a bone fracture in his right foot.
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  • GIF: Tyreke Evans & Anthony Davis Dunk All Over OKC

    GIF: Tyreke Evans & Anthony Davis Dunk All Over OKC

    dimemag.com Oct 17
    We really like the Pelicans in the preseason. The addition of Omer Asik could go a long way to shoring up their defense and Anthony Davis, at 28-to-1 odds, is a really good bet for MVP. Plus, Jrue Holiday is back and healthy (he actually dunked on us th…
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  • Durant has successful surgery on foot

    Durant has successful surgery on foot

    nba.com Oct 16
    The Oklahoma City Thunder say star forward Kevin Durant had successful surgery Thursday to address a bone fracture in his right foot and will be out at least six weeks.
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Oklahoma City Thunder

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Oklahoma City Thunder

    yahoo.com Oct 16
    I hope you appreciated Kevin Durant's brilliance last season, because we're going to get about 25 percent less of it this year, and that leaves the Oklahoma City Thunder with a lot of questions. When the Most Valuable Player will return from his right f…
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  • GIF: Russell Westbrook Gets The Steal And Goes Coast-To-Coast

    GIF: Russell Westbrook Gets The Steal And Goes Coast-To-Coast

    dimemag.com Oct 15
    After news Kevin Durant will be out for 6-8 weeks with a Jones fracture in his right foot, all eyes turned towards his fellow all-star, Russell Westbrook. #WhyNot Russ was diplomatic after the injury, expressing faith that the team will step in conjunct…
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  • Russell Westbrook: “It’s Not About Me. I Can’t Win Games By Mys…

    Russell Westbrook: “It’s Not About Me. I Can’t Win Games By Myself”

    dimemag.com Oct 13
    Russell Westbrook is nothing if not himself. So as he and the Oklahoma City Thunder face life without Kevin Durant for the first time in franchise history, it’s hardly surprising that Westbrook says his game won’t change while his MVP-winning teammate r…
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  • Thunder prepare to play without MVP Durant

    Thunder prepare to play without MVP Durant

    For the first time, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be forced to play without Kevin Durant for more than a handful of games.
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  • Video - Clippers Hold Off Short-Handed Thunder 01:55

    Clippers Hold Off Short-Handed Thunder

    Oct 30
    After Russell Westbrook suffered a hand injury and had to exit the game, the Thunder fell to the Clippers 93-90.
  • Video - Westbrook Jaws With Fans 00:22

    Westbrook Jaws With Fans

    Oct 30
    After Russell Westbrook had to leave the court because of a hand injury, he was heckled by fans as he walked to the locker room.
  • Video - Blazers Cruise Past Thunder 02:08

    Blazers Cruise Past Thunder

    Oct 29
    The Blazers scored 31 points in the fourth quarter and went on to beat the Thunder 106-89.
  • Video - Westbrook's Buzzer-Beating Throwdown 00:28

    Westbrook's Buzzer-Beating Throwdown

    Oct 29
    The Thunder's Russell Westbrook throws down a powerful slam with .02 seconds on the clock in the second quarter against the Trail Blazers.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Burks, Jazz agree to 4-year deal

    Oct 31
    The Utah Jazz have agreed to a contract extension with guard Alec Burks worth $42 million over four years, sources told ESPN.com.
  • Windhorst: Cavs fall flat in LeBron's return

    Oct 31
    The Cavs fell flat in their opener after months of hype. But LeBron and Co. were glad to just get it over with, writes Brian Windhorst.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder's West path gets trickier without Russell Westbrook

    Oct 31
    Without a margin for error in the unforgiving West, the Thunder are winless and now perhaps starless, with Russell Westbrook joining Kevin Durant in street clothes.
  • Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio Spurs might not receive extension by deadline

    Oct 31
    There is a strong likelihood that Friday's midnight deadline for contract extensions for first-round picks from the Class of 2011 will pass without a new deal for reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, according to league sources.